The Lane stable heads to Metro Racing at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 20 June, hopefully chasing more success at this level when competing on a heavy 9 with the rail in the true position the weather is predicted to be fine with nine events to be sorted.

The first of the Lane runners will compete in race 4 at 1:15 pm local with Pirate Ben to be partnered by Sam Clipperton leaving barrier 1 with a field of 14 to compete in a 2000 m staying type race.

8 year old chestnut gelding (6-10-2011) Sire: New Approach (IRE) Dam: She’s a Pirate (Last Tycoon (IRE)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr J Hirsch
Owners: E Hirsch & Mrs M Hirsch
Colours: Gold, Black Motif, Collar And Sleeves, Gold And Black Motif Cap

Latest start raced wide without cover; 12 of 14 at Tamworth Gunnedah Cup on May 31 over 1600m, 6.25 len behind Manabar carrying 59.5kg at $31. Before that wide early stages; raced behind the speed prior to fading 10 of 12 at this track 3yo+ (Bm78) on May 9 over 1800m, on a slow track; 5.5 len behind Bottega with 57.5kg at $151.

Race seven has Oakfield Twilight looking to add on to back to back wins at 3:05 pm in a tab handicap over 1200 m with Chris Williams booked to ride leaving barrier (3) with a field of 13 to run. 

5 year old bay gelding (9-9-2014) Sire: Zoffany (IRE) Dam: Bally Aura (Bellotto (USA)) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Ms S H Castle-Roche
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Chasing a hat-trick. Latest outing won by a nose this track 3yo+ E&G (Bm78) Jun 6 over 1200m slow going defeating Monte Ditto carrying 57.5kg at $15. Before that won by a nose Randwick Kensington 3yo+ (Bm70) May 20 over 1300m slow track defeating Bombasay carrying 60.5kg at $9.

Race eight on the card will see last start winner Oakfield Captain compete under Chris Williams from the 12 alley at 3:45 pm in a Ranvet handicap over the mile with a field of 14 to run.

5 year old bay gelding (6-10-2014) Sire: Testa Rossa Dam: Oakfield Beauty (Danewin) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Mr B Mackenzie
Owners: B Mackenzie
Colours: Lime Green, Gold Maltese Cross

Recent form impressive for this race. Latest run won by a nose Taree Wingham Cup Jun 5 over 1600m defeating Mo The Great carrying 60kg at $4.80. The race before that 3 of 12 at Mudgee Gooree Cup on May 23 over 1400m, 1.8 len behind Stock Up with 59.5kg at $5.50. Comes in well after 2kg claim.

The final event on the card at 4:25 pm will see a Sky Racing active handicap over 1400 m with All But Gone to run second up from a spell leaving barrier 6.

8 year old bay or brown gelding (15-10-2011) Sire: Haradasun Dam: Ionica (Commands) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Superhorse Trust
Owners: D F Lane & Miss K J Law
Colours: Royal Blue, White Quarters, Red Cap

Racing second-up. First-up after five months dwelt at start (2l) and disappointed for a run near 200m; 5 of 12 at Newcastle (Bm70) on Jun 6 over 1300m, 1.8 len behind Cafe Royal carrying 59kg at $51. Previously second-up came home strongly from last on the turn and won by a head (slowly away; laid out near 200m) Newcastle (Bm70) in Nov last year over 1600m defeating Writing Unexpected with 55.5kg at $5.50.

Good luck to all with their runners at Randwick on Saturday.

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